School earmarked to run Barton Park

thisisoxfordshire: School earmarked to run Barton Park School earmarked to run Barton Park

CHENEY School has been recommended as the preferred body to run the planned primary school in Barton Park.

Oxford City Council is hoping to build 900 homes on land west of Barton over the next few years, with work starting next year.

A new primary school has been included in the development and Oxfordshire County Council, the education authority, has been looking for a sponsor for it.

Government rules mean that all new schools must now be either academies or free schools, which both have more independence from council control.

Cheney School Academy Trust, which runs Cheney School and will take over Bayards Hill Primary School from October, has been recommended by county council officers as the preferred sponsor.

A decision will formally be taken by the county council’s cabinet on Tuesday.

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7:02am Tue 8 Jul 14

Andrew:Oxford says...

A good brand of school, a direct traffic free bus & cycle route to major employers, an attractive leisure centre & pool in walking distance and only 40% social housing.

It's no wonder so many Oxford(shire) "activists" were campaigning against it - this is around 900 families taken out of the private rental market in a single hit...
A good brand of school, a direct traffic free bus & cycle route to major employers, an attractive leisure centre & pool in walking distance and only 40% social housing. It's no wonder so many Oxford(shire) "activists" were campaigning against it - this is around 900 families taken out of the private rental market in a single hit... Andrew:Oxford
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9:44am Tue 8 Jul 14

Headington mum says...

I wish Cheney would concentrate on running their own school properly!

They've just announced the cancellation of all of their IT/Computing exam courses from September because they don't have any teachers for them and have got rid of parents evenings for children in years 7,8 and 9 in favour of an extremely brief twitter-style report once a year.

They seem to be trying to sabotage their own children.
I wish Cheney would concentrate on running their own school properly! They've just announced the cancellation of all of their IT/Computing exam courses from September because they don't have any teachers for them and have got rid of parents evenings for children in years 7,8 and 9 in favour of an extremely brief twitter-style report once a year. They seem to be trying to sabotage their own children. Headington mum
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